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Meeting Notes - October 10, 2013

Meeting Note: Conflict, Violence, and Instability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

This meeting note summarizes the findings of a workshop on April 26, 2013, which brought together members from the UN Secretariat, agencies, funds, and programs, along with outside experts to assess the lessons learned so far on the impact of conflict, violence, and instability on development, and to consider strategies for addressing them in the post-2015 development agenda. 

 
 

 

Conferences - October 10, 2013

IPI Hosts Meeting on Future for Peacekeeping and Francophonia

On October 10-11, 2013, IPI hosted a fourth seminar on the role of Francophone countries in peacekeeping in New York to conclude a cycle of conferences co-organized by the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), the French Ministry of Defense’s Délégation aux Affaires stratégiques (DAS), the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Direction de la Coopération de Sécurité et de Défense (DCSD) and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).  

 
 

 

General Announcements - October 09, 2013

Video: Regional Cooperation for Civilian Capacity Development after Conflict in South Sudan and Afghanistan

On October 9th, IPI webcasted a discussion on regional cooperation for civilian capactiy development after conflict: lessons from South Sudan and Afghanistan.

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Panel Discussions - October 08, 2013

Transforming the Illicit Economy in Mali

On October 8th, IPI, in cooperation with International Alert (IA), organized two roundtable discussions in New York to analyze the impact of organized crime on the political economy in Mali and to assess options for a comprehensive response by the international community. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 07, 2013

Panel: Women’s Participation in Peacekeeping Improves Operational Effectiveness

Using the recently published IPI report Not Just a Numbers Game as a springboard for discussion, participants at an IPI panel on October 7, 2013 brought home the key message that women’s participation in peacekeeping improves the operational effectiveness of UN missions, and there are many tools available to UN staff and member states to increase this participation.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - October 04, 2013

A Peace Dividend for Transdniestria?

On October 4th, IPI organized a workshop in Brussels to look at new approaches to the Transdniestrian settlement process.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - October 02, 2013

Meeting Note: Security and Development in the Sahel-Sahara

This meeting note summarizes the outcomes of an international seminar on security and development in the Sahel-Sahara, held in Niamey, Niger on February 15-16, 2013.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - October 02, 2013

Bennoune: Support Muslims Resisting Fundamentalism

“Why is it that everyone in the world knows who Osama bin Laden was, but so few people know about all of those who are standing up to all the bin Ladens in these different contexts?” asked Karima Bennoune, an Algerian-American scholar and professor of international law, during an event at the International Peace Institute on October 2nd.  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 26, 2013

Eide: Hate Speech Is Global, Curbing It a Global Responsibility

“Expressions of hate speech occur across nations, across cultures—it's not localized to any particular part of the world,” said Espen Barth Eide, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, at the sixth annual Trygve Lie symposium on Fundamental Freedoms titled “Hate Speech: Everyone’s Responsibility.”  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - September 25, 2013

A Fresh Dialogue on UN Peacekeeping

A ministerial-level dinner on “Strengthening the Partnership: A Fresh Dialogue on UN Peacekeeping,” held on September 25th provided a chance for key stakeholders in the UN peacekeeping system to engage on a range of issues to help inform the way towards a strengthened peacekeeping partnership for the future.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

Key Global Events to Watch in October
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.

2014 Top 10 Issues to Watch in Peace & Security: The Global Arena
A list of ten key issues to watch that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2014, compiled by IPI's Francesco Mancini.

The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.